SUMOHeavy - Issue #63
The developers that pulled you out of the fire? Nominate them for a Heavyweight Award!
Recognize Your ‘Rock Star’ Employees
Submit your entries for The Heavyweight Awards by March 31, 2017.
Award Categories Include:
Project of the Year • Most innovative Solution • Best Leadership • Highest Growth • Best Save • Best Customer Success • The Dohyō Award (The Sumo Ring)
SUMO Heavy in the News
One in four consumers are using social media to get specific insight on product options, and female shoppers are 60 percent more likely than men to make a purchase via a social media platform, according to SUMO Heavy’s 2016 Social Commerce Survey.
Those scenarios mean retailers must be as socially savvy to capture greater consumer attention and drive sales.
“Consumers are entering the sales funnel through social media because that’s where they’re spending increasing amounts of time,” Bart Mroz, SUMO Heavy CEO and co-founder, told Retail Customer Experience in an email interview.
From Our Blog
For the average consumer, buying a product online is easy. You simply add it to your cart, follow the checkout steps and boom! The product is at your doorstep. Web developers, on the other hand, know…
What We’re Reading
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is creating a technology-startup incubator in Silicon Valley to identify changes that will reshape the retail experience, including virtual reality, autonomous vehicle and drone delivery and personalized shopping.
Walker says that, despite his company’s success and home runs like Dollar Shave Club’s recent $1 billion sale to Unilever, raising money as a commerce company hasn’t gotten any easier.
“It still is difficult,” Walker said. “No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore. There’s been no shortage of e-commerce companies that have just failed recently. No one wants to fund a retail business.”
DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced the expansion of its e-commerce order fulfillment service available for merchants in North America with the expansion of its fulfillment centers in Columbus and Riverside.
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April 20–21, 2017 | Fort Mason Centre, San Francisco
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Add this to the growing pile of evidence the world is slowly transitioning into a sci-fi dystopia: a billionaire entrepreneur with a sideline in building space rockets has been showing off by piloting a 13-foot-tall robot..
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